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Jun 25, 2010 - Night market

We woke up at 9:00 and checked pout of our hotel. It was my dads birthday so we were checking in to an even nicer hotel. My Mum got my dad an English brown leather belt because my dads old belt was nearly broken. I got my dad some clothes. And my Granny got my dad some warm travel socks. Our hotel has a spa a courtyard. The hotel room has got a windscreen T.V three beds a window overlooking a courtyard and a bathroom. My dad did some work on his laptop while I watched Disney channel. We went out to the Melaka night market at 6:00. Melaka is...

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Jun 24, 2010 - Bike ride

We woke up late and had breakfast me and Dad went out for a 18 kilometre bike ride. Mum was ill again but we took her to a doctor and he gave her some eye drops. We first drove to our guides house. Our guide is Malaysian. His house has got a whole room filled with bikes helmets and protective pads. He even has his own casualty tree were he puts all his broken helmets and bikes. We saw lots of chickens and cats. We got our bikes and started the bike trip. Most of the path is through the forest. The guide told us to watch out for falling...

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Jun 24, 2010 - Bike ride

I started the day with a bit of a travel-related grump, possibly also something to do with the extra beers had watching the football the night before. Having to carry everything around, I need to travel light. So I have only two pairs of trousers. Being mostly in hot places, I chose light colours. So yesterday I changed into my second pair, the first being ready to be washed. Then I eat and have some drinks watching the football, perhaps not paying full attention to what I'm doing. So in the morning, there are a few drips of sauce / beer on...

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Jun 23, 2010 - New hotel

We woke up late and went to the Toast n Toast restaurant. The restaurant served only toast and drinks. They had three clocks representing breakfast lunch and dinner. Breakfast:Eat toast. Lunch:can eat toast Dinner:also can eat toast. I ate french toast and chocolate milkshake. We then changed hotels because the hotel we were at wasn't nice. We passed a vets with animals in tiny cages. We arrived at the hotel and stayed there until 1:00. We went to the little India. Melaka is quite small but has got loads of traffic. In Melaka they often...

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Jun 23, 2010 - That's better!

A day of improvements. We had a room with a demonic bathroom in an area we didn't like. Poor Riffat was sleeping under a towel because the sheets looked, well, suspicious. It had started raining heavily overnight and the ceiling was leaking. Guess where? Yes, onto Riffat's bed, at the pillow end. She had some sort of stubborn infection in the sinus area that was making her eyes bloodshot and sore. So, Riffat had a rubbish night, but we woke up with a mission to improve things. I'd found an eye clinic just down the road and we had a nice...

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Jun 22, 2010 - Move to Melaka

We woke up late at 9:00 and got a taxi to the bus station. I am sad to leave Kuala Lumpur. The taxi journey took 4 hours. We passed lots of rural villages. Melaka is much less modern. We then got a taxi to town center. Me and mum ate while dad called some hotels. We went to our hotel. And stayed there until 6:00. We went out to see some shops and eat dinner.

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Jun 22, 2010 - Arrive in Melaka

A bit of a rubbish day, overall. Not terrible, just a bit rubbish! We had a smooth enough exit from Kuala Lumpur and only a 2 hour trip here. We had a reasonable plan for finding somewhere OK to stay....it just didn't quite work out. Most places were up 2 flights of stairs (not OK for Riffat's knee. Of those that weren't, one had work being done to the flooring and a strong smell of solvents filled the building. We'd have woken up with headaches and strange new cravings, no doubt. So we chose the other one. It was roomy enough, if utterly...

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Jun 4, 2010 - Melaka

lovely, little town...if there isn't the king's birthday on ;-) stuffed with tourists from malaysia and singapore, thankfully only for one day! you can still see the dutch-influence all over the place...the stadthuis is only one of them. not much to do apart from walking around...so i was just enjoying the nice wheather (compared to kl), reading and strolling the nightmarket. went out for dinner with a nice english guy, who is unfortunetely heading the opposite direction...hard to find people with the same mind-set!!!

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May 10, 2010 - Melaka

Met de lokale bus zijn we in 2,5 uur in Melaka, een havenstad waar de Hollanders ooit geregeerd hebben. Het binnenstadje is klein en heel oud, met mooie panden en vele kleuren. Het is rustig op straat, we lopen door de straatjes en zien kerken, chinese tempels en verschillende winkeltjes. 's Avonds gaan we vroeg slapen. De volgende ochtend bezoeken we het 'Stadhuys', waar je de Nederlandse invloeden duidelijk kunt zien. Binnen in het Stadthuys bezoeken we een museum, waar de hele geschiedenis van Melaka te zien is. Ook bezoeken we een kerk...

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Apr 8, 2010 - Melaka

Flew into KL and caught a convenient 2 hour bus from the airport direct to Melaka (did we mention how easy it is to travel in Malaysia?) Spent a few days in the charming town of Melaka, a former Portuguese, Dutch and British colony (now happily independent). Christy had visited ~14 years ago. Much has changed, but happy to report it's still a nice town, oozing with history. Visited Chinatown to enjoy the beautiful architecture, food, Jonker St. night market (very relaxed market) and to see the Cheng Hong Teng temple (1846). Also saw St...

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Jan 29, 2010 - Melaka.....Last Stop before Singapore

Another public bus as they say, same as our Greyhound bus lines so not too bad. We arrived in Melaka, Malaysia. It was another wonderful day. Melaka is a smaller and very cute city, and it is a UNESCO Heritage city. Much slower pace than Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Had a nice Chinese lunch and then went off with Kat to see the sights. We went to an old fort and saw alot of navy memorabilia throughout the area. There are many tuk tuk drivers with very fancy rides, however after a hard day even they need a break. We went to the Bamboo Hut...

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Jan 24, 2010 - Goodbye Singapore, Hello Malaysia

Sometimes it's the little things - take sidewalks for example. Leaving our guesthouse (in a historic building in the Unesco World hertitage town of Melaka) it's two steps down, jump the culvert and.... you are in the street! The first day, we waited patiently for the one way traffic flow to stop before making the jump. The second day, we waited for the traffic to slow before jumping the culvert. By the third day, we didn't care what the traffic was doing, we just jumped the culvert. We slowly realized that car drivers also realized there...

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